Posted by: Andrew | March 31, 2009

Royal Caribbean’s Adventure of the Seas

Royal Caribbean’s Adventure of the Seas was launched in 2001. This was the third in a series of five Voyager class vessels, weighing 137, 308 tons, carrying 1180 crew and 3,114 passengers, Adventure of the Seas is one of the largest cruise ships afloat. It carries a range of activities at sea, such as a roller blading track, ice skating rink and rock climbing wall. The hub of the vessel is the Royal Promenade, a main street boulevard of shops, bars and cafes, and a  Johnny Rocket’s, the retro inspired burger joint, with its distinction of being the only chain restaurant aboard.

What’s great about this ship is there’s not a recurrent theme. One rolls into another, want an Asian atmosphere? Then go for the Imperial Lounge. In the mood for Gothic? Try a night in the Jester’s nightclub. Most of the major indoor venues are located along the Royal Promenade on the Royal Caribbean Adventure of the Seas, which tends to really come alive with fellow passengers at night. There you’ll find lounges that range from the Duck & Dog British style pub, Gravity, a sports themed bar, the Lobby Bar, the Schooner Piano Bar, and the Aquarium Bar, with its huge fish tanks. Each of the performance venues Lyric Theater and Imperial Lounge, has its own bar as does Studio B, the ice skating rink and show lounge on deck three.

Stretching across four decks on the top part of the vessel are the pool oriented bars and lounges, with two at the main pool and one at the Solarium. Another feature on the pool deck is the Spa, which spans some 15,000 square feet and includes a huge fitness facility, and a large Challenger Arcade and sports areas. This includes a nine hole miniature golf course, roller blading rink, full size basketball/volleyball court, golf simulator and rock climbing wall to challenge the active travelers.

Blue Moon Jazz Club, the name on this ship for the traditionally styled Viking Crown Lounge. On the same deck you’ll find Seven Hearts Card Room, 19th Hole Golf Bar and Cloud Nine. Adventure of the Seas also has a nondenominational chapel called the Skylight Wedding Chapel.

Cabins

On the Adventure of the Seas, out of 1,557 staterooms, 939 have an ocean view and 765 have balconies. A hallmark on this ship’s class is the Royal Promenade facing inside cabin staterooms that overlook the Promenade down below, which are a step up from the usual inside cabin.

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All staterooms come with twin beds that can be converted to a queen bed, private bathroom, phone, closed circuit television, mini bar and hair dryers. They’re decorated in festive Caribbean style colors, from misty green to bright oranges and yellows.

Next up is the Junior Suite. It’s the smallest of the suite categories, coming in at 293 square ft. with a 66 square ft. balcony. Just a bit bigger than the standard balcony, the extra perks that come with the Junior Suite include a bathroom with a tub and a bigger living room area in the cabin.

For those wanting concierge access, the remaining suites start with the Royal Family Suite. At 533 to 586 square ft., is two bedrooms plus a sitting room; the second bedroom has the usual twin to queen bed configuration plus two Pullmans that come down from the ceiling. Balconies are larger as well, from 139 to 193 square ft.

The Grand Suite is like a larger junior suite, at 358 to 384 square ft. and features a bathroom with a tub. The Owner’s Suite offers more amenities and features even beyond increased squared footage; passengers booking this category of accommodations get a bathroom with whirlpool, bidet and separate shower, along with a bedroom and separate living areas, with a queen sized sofa bed.  The cabin is 512 square ft. in size and 57 square ft. for the verandah. And finally the piece d’resistance is the Royal Suite, which comes with all the Owner’s Suite amenities plus a baby grand piano, a balcony that measures 215 square ft. with a dining table; the stateroom itself is 1,001 square ft in size.

Dining

Windjam Windjammer is the typical buffet, offering the usual range of choices, fresh omelets, burgers, salads, pasta, etc.. At dinner time, Windjammer is a casual alternative to the dining room and serves a similar menu as well.

Specialty eateries include Johnny Rockets, the 1950’s style burger restaurant; passengers can indulge in burgers, hot dogs, chili fries, apple pie and onion rings.

On the Royal Promenade, the Cafe Promenade features light cuisine at all times, pastries in the morning, and sandwiches at night. Pizza is serves 24 hours a day at the Cafe Promenade.

Portofino is Adventure’s specialty restaurant. The Italian themed restaurant charges a cover charge and offers a seven course meal. You will need to make reservations as early as possible on your cruise or you may get locked out of this restaurant as it’s quite popular.

Royal Caribbean’s room service options are available around the clock via 24 hour menus that offers a variety of snacks and sandwiches. At breakfast, Continental dishes, along with a handful of egg entrees, are available both in cabins and suites. Items off the main dining room menu can be ordered at dinner as well.

Entertainment

There are a variety of entertainment options on board. The traditional style cruise productions with singing and dancing shows are in The Lyric. Bar venues offer a number of musical performances that are aimed to please just about every music lover at any time , from classical guitar, to countrywestern, rock, and jazz.

Studio B (the ice rink)’s Cool Art — Hot Ice is a phenomenal show and worth the effort to get a ticket. There is no charge but the venue is small so tickets are limited. They make announcements when you can pick them up while on board. Our Royal Caribbean Cruise Calendar will be of great help for you to catch all of the action on this fine ship!

Children Programs

Adventure Ocean is Royal Caribbean‘s kids’ program. This is one of the best kids’ programs at sea. There are five categories: 3 – 5 years, 6 – 8 years, 9 – 11 years, 12 – 14 years and 15 – 17 years. There are daytime activities, both while at sea and in port, as well as evening events are planned. Teens also have their own club to enjoy, the Optix Nightclub.

For more Royal Caribbean ship information and virtual tours, check out our Royal Caribbean Radiance Class page and Voyager Class Ship page.

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